The Democratic Mayor made headlines last week when he helped rescue a neighbor from her burning house after it caught fire, but focused the majority of his speech on his professional experiences as a Newark city council member and mayor. He also shared stories about his personal development, coming out of Yale Law School as a passionate idealist and learning the realities of inner-city life while living in a Newark public-housing project.
His speech emphasized faith and positivity in his life, including the "conspiracy of love" from the unsung and often anonymous individuals who helped him along the way.
WRGW News caught up with Mayor Booker after his speech to talk about health care, bipartisanship and working with Governor Chris Christie. Listen below: